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Heywood, Thomas

Born: 1574 AD
Died: 1641 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist

1570 – Thomas Heywood was born.

         – Thomas Heywood is said to have been educated at the University of Cambridge, eventually becoming a fellow of Peterhouse.

1596 – He moved to London, where the first mention of his dramatic career is a note in the diary of theatre entrepreneur Philip Henslowe recording that he wrote a play for the Admiral’s Men, an acting company, in October.

1598 – He was regularly engaged as a player in the company; since no wages are mentioned, he was presumably a sharer in the company, as was normal for important company members.

1600 – Heywood’s two-part history plays King Edward the Fourth.

1605-1606 – The Troubles of Queene Elizabeth concern, respectively.

1607 – A Woman Killed with Kindness.

1615 – Heywood’s first play may have been The Four Prentises of London.

1619-1624 – Heywood seems to have inexplicably ceased all activity as an actor or playwright.

1627 – The English Traveller.

1641 – Died onthe 16th of August.